The Cannabis Hospitality Specialist Certificate is a comprehensive training program for entry-level professionals seeking to excel in the rapidly growing cannabis hospitality industry. The program focuses on developing the knowledge and skills necessary to provide exceptional service in cannabis-related businesses, including dispensaries, cannabis-infused product manufacturers, event spaces, and other hospitality-focused enterprises. Students will gain a thorough understanding of the various aspects of cannabis, legal requirements, and customer service best practices to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for consumers.

The Cannabis Hospitality Specialist Certificate provides a strong foundation for cannabis hospitality operations. It is the prerequisite for the Cannabis Hospitality Manager Certificate program, where students broaden their managerial skillset in the cannabis industry.

Required Courses (15 Credits):

HLDR 1200 – Cannabis 101 for Hospitality – Credits: 3
HLDR 2200 – Quality Service Leadership – Credits: 3
HLDR 2201 – Intoxication and Responsible Vending in Hospitality – Credits: 3
HLDR 3950 – Product and Service Promotion for Hospitality – Credits: 3
RST 2420 – Cannabis in the Kitchen – Credits: 3

Total Credits: 15

A grade of “C” or better is required for each course in this program to count toward the awarded certificate.